by Cynthia Hickey
Rating: 4.5 #ad
Diamonds, cash, and a bloody gardening glove. Summer Meadows went to church not to find God, but to hunt for a killer.
While transplanting the rosebush her church’s handsome greeter, Ethan Banning, inadvertently killed, Summer and Ethan discover a hidden stash of diamonds, a rusty can full of cash, and a bloody-gardening glove. This discovery sets Summer and her candy-making aunt on a search for a killer.
(A Summer Meadows Mysteries)
by Kimber Silver
Rating: 4.7 #ad
Kinsley Rhodes blows into Harlow, Kansas like a tornado, twisting Sheriff Lincoln James’ life into knots. Her grandfather has been murdered and she wants answers.
As if the town’s first homicide in twenty years wasn’t enough, the beleaguered sheriff now has to deal with Henry Rhodes’ bobcat of a granddaughter, plunging his life deeper into chaos. As a dark storm threatens, long-held secrets are exposed, placing Kinsley directly in harm’s way.
In a race against time, Lincoln’s prime objective is to discover the killer’s identity before Miss Rhodes becomes the next victim…
The Lost Traveller
by Sheila Connolly
Rating: 4.0 #ad
Pub owner Maura Donovan is settling into a charmed life in Ireland—until a mutilated body on her property ends her lucky streak.
Boston expat Maura Donovan came to Ireland to honor her grandmother’s last wish, but she never expected to stay in provincial County Cork—much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan’s, in the small village of Leap. After a year-long struggle to stay in the black, Sullivan’s is finally thriving, and Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub. With a crop of new friends and a budding relationship with handsome Mick Nolan, Maura’s life seems rosier than ever—but even in Ireland, you can’t always trust your luck.
The Last Famine
by Elisa Cristallo
Rating: 5.0 #ad
In 2080, world food shortages have led to famine, disease and horrific inequality. Food arriving in Sydney, Australia, is controlled by Blue Line Transport and Security, but it’s not enough to keep the city from starving.
Investigative journalist Ally Navarro is trying to expose the corruption that runs rampant in the food industry and recruits former Blue Line employee, Martin Ajen to help her. But a chance meeting with the brilliant and revered scientist Dr Ian Taylor makes her question her actions. Ally didn’t expect either of these remarkably different men to come into her life and she fears she will have to betray one of them.
Meanwhile, Nabil Karmi, a widowed father of six, never imagined he’d live in a world where he couldn’t feed his children, but they are on the cusp of starvation. When his youngest son falls ill, Nabil must decide who he can save.
The Secret of Stardust
by Heather L.L. FitzGerald
Rating: 4.7 #ad
Prince Alexander may be heir to the Nephilim throne but he’d rather blend into the crowd than stand out in the royal court. When the king of Calamus dies, an alarming edict reveals a future for Alex that he refuses to accept. As the funeral dust settles, Alex and his ragtag group of friends flee to the hinterlands, gambling on unknown dangers over palace politics. For better or worse, Alex is determined to do things his way, for once.
Left behind and in the dark about Alex’s plans, his sister Ellynn prepares to receive an entourage from a distant Nephilim kingdom. She welcomes the distraction from her grandfather’s death and her brother’s disappearance…
The Play of Death
by Oliver Pötzsch
Rating: 4.3 #ad
The Play of Death is the sixth book in Hangman’s Daughter, the million-copy bestselling series.
It is 1670 and Simon Fronwieser is in the town of Oberammergau to bring his seven-year-old son to boarding school. As he bids his boy a tearful farewell, news comes of a shocking murder: the man who was to play the part of Christ in the town’s Passion play has been found dead, nailed to the set’s cross. As there is no doctor in town, Simon is brought in to examine the body. The opportunities to spend more time with his son and to investigate the murder quickly convince him to stay.
Soon he is joined by his father-in-law, Jakob Kuisl, the Schongau hangman, and the two begin piecing together the puzzle of the actor’s death.
by Ian Rankin
Rating: 4.0 #ad
Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he’s been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as “resurrection men,” he joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have resulted from Rebus’s own mistake. Now Rebus can’t determine if he’s been set up for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects.
When Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her investigation of an art dealer’s murder is tied to Rebus’s inquiry, the two-protege and mentor-join forces. Soon they find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they had imagined-a plot with conspirators in every corner of Scotland and deadly implications about their colleagues.
The Deadly Seven
by Frank Wheeler
Rating: 5.0 #ad
A classic western novel from Frank Wheeler with non-stop epic adventure and a blend of western romance
First, Kip lost his memory. Now they want his life. Next, they’re coming for his girl. Kip opened his eyes. “Who are you?” he asked. “How did I get here?”
“You were shot,” said the man. “What do you remember? Do you remember your name?” “I don’t remember anything.”
Kip Slade woke up in a strange house with no memory of his past. All he knows is his name, and that someone wants him dead. That someone is Jade Widowmaker, the leader of the Deadly Seven. The gang spends their time haunting Diablo Corridor, taking what isn’t theirs and getting away with murder.